4 October 2018
The Royal School recently welcomed The Right Honourable Jeremy Hunt MP for the first Royal Lecture of 2018/19.
The Royal Senior School was delighted to welcome Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on Friday afternoon (28 September). He has served as the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs since July 2018, and as Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for South West Surrey since 2005. Mr Hunt supported Britain remaining in the European Union (EU) in the 2016 referendum but now supports Brexit.
Jeremy Hunt delivered a speech entitled Brexit to a full lecture hall of staff, students and parents. His speech covered historical factors and the implications of Brexit for the country in the coming years.
Attendees were fascinated to hear Jeremy Hunt’s talk and questions from the floor included asking about the difference between a soft and hard Brexit.
After the lecture, Mr Hunt opened the school’s new Sixth Form café. This fantastic addition to the campus comes at a time when the school’s diamond model nears completion with the school’s first co-ed Lower Sixth this year. The new co-ed Sixth Form has been such a success that the Lower Sixth is already at full capacity.
Mrs Anne Lynch, Principal of The Royal School, commented, “The Royal School was delighted to welcome Jeremy Hunt and was very pleased to hear his clear and engaging explanation of the importance of democracy and the intricacies of Brexit. It was a privilege for our pupils to hear about Brexit from a politician who has first-hand experience of the negotiations and the decision making process and also to be able to ask him questions about it.”